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Organic Farmers

Your Plate Is the Answer

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.28.2014 | Food
Maria Rodale

If we limit our food purchases to things that we recognize as coming from a farm, foods that are fairly produced and are as local as possible, we will help nudge the system in the right direction, AND it might just be the weight-loss "diet" we've been looking for.

Organic Rising

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.20.2014 | Food
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Anthony Suau, Pulitzer Prize- and Emmy Award-winning photojournalist I was born and raised in the late 1950s in Peoria, Illino...

'American Agriculture Is Under Siege'

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON — The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasin...

Every Day Is Earth Day at Charlie Hong Kong

Donna Fish | Posted 04.24.2013 | San Francisco
Donna Fish

What families who really are struggling with low incomes, poverty, can afford to shop organic, afford to feed their kids great organic farm to table food? Well, the answer is here. For those lucky enough to live in Santa Cruz, CA, that is.

Guess What Else Is Going To China?

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Donna Jones | Posted 06.20.2013 | San Francisco

WATSONVILLE -- Cathy Calfo couldn't help but be impressed by the wholesale produce market in Guangzhou, China, with its 40,000 workers, hundreds of tr...

So God Made an Organic Farmer

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

And on the Eighth day, after she had rested, God remembered to make someone To truly care for her creation. So God made an organic farmer. She sha...

Is Organic Food A Hoax?

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.07.2013 | Food

The popularity of organic foods has surged in recent years as consumers seek to avoid synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used in modern farming. But...

Latino Farmers Go Organic

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices

SALINAS, Calif. -- Bending over beds of shriveled strawberry plants, former farmworker Domitila Martinez pulls pieces of black plastic row covers in p...

Set the Table for Peace

Kerri Kennedy | Posted 01.01.2013 | Impact
Kerri Kennedy

Growing organic vegetables in New Mexico's Sonoran Desert isn't easy. Conditions there are different than in many other parts of the United States. Sixteen time zones away, in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) -- known as North Korea -- farmers can relate.

Organic Milk Demand Surges, Straining Farmers

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 04.17.2012 | Food

WESTVILLE, N.Y. -- "Got milk?" is getting to be a difficult question when it comes to organic. Because even as more consumers are willing to pay prem...

Farm-to-Fork Across America: Bring It Home

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

First Stop? The Rodale experimental farm in Kutztown, PA. They are celebrating their 30-year study comparing the difference between organic and conventional crop yields and the impact on soil conditions.

Which Organic Farmer's Idea Deserves $10,000?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stonyfield Farm has launched the Organic Farmers Grant a Wish Program to help fund innovative organic farming projects that can make a strong environm...

Hot Organic Farmers: Pick The Cutest Organic Farmer (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Eve Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here at HuffPost Green, we think organic farmers are heroes and rock stars. And nothing is sexier than someone who likes to get dirty AND supports the...

PHOTOS: Your Favorite Hot Farmers

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We had a blast with our first hot farmers slideshow, and we were overwhelmed by the number of great submissions from readers of cuties from around the...

Al Meyerhoff and the Chemistry of Life and Death

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

This environmental lawyer reminded us that the vast majority of commercial and industrial chemicals in circulation today are not tested for longterm health effects before being put on the market.